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TRANSVAC: European Vaccine Research and Development Infrastructure

5 November 2018

Open Call for Vaccine Development Services

TRANSVAC is a new infrastructure project - funded by the European Commission in the context of Horizon 2020 - that aims to accelerate the development of effective vaccines urgently needed to address European and global health challenges with the ultimate goal to build an efficient and sustainable collaboration of experts and facilities to catalyse vaccine research in Europe. 

TRANSVAC offers high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use. These services are not restricted to any disease in particular. Except for the few cases indicated on the website, services will be offered free of charge! Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can apply but only to service infrastructures outside their own country. 
New services available free of charge:

  • (Semi) quantitative proteome analysis based on mass spectrometry – ITV, NL
  • Luminex potency assay for cytokine/chemokine responses in human blood – LSHTM, UK 
  • Metabolomics Imaging by Mass Spectrometry, for in-situ adjuvant/antigen tracking and inflammation monitoring – Bioaster, FR
  • Next-generation sequencing and data analysis – Bioaster, FR
  • Mathematical modelling – ETHZ, CH

The fourth cut-off date for proposal submission for the open TRANSVAC Call is 15 December 2018. The call for applications was launched on 15 October 2017 and will remain open for the duration of the project (until April 2022) or until all services have been exhausted. Applications can be submitted at any time as soon as the application form for the next cut-off date is online and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates occurring every four months.

Users of the services will be selected via an independent scientific peer review process. The selected projects will then be able to commence work within TRANSVAC shortly after notification. 

For more information about the services offered by TRANSVAC, the eligibility criteria and the application process, as well as to download the application form, please visit:       

If you have any specific questions, you can contact the project management team at: